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Back to Prague – Part 2

Something that Lars and I love to do during our travels, is to taste the local cuisine. We have become slightly addicted to Pilsner Urquell (the best known Czech beer) and Kozel, a dark hearty beer. And then there are the numerous liquors and … absynthe! In a local pub, I had some gnocchi with sheep cheese and bacon (…

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Back to Prague – Part 1

Lars and I¬†always like to make a detour before returning home and since we could easily reach Prague from Berchtesgaden by train, we decided to spend two days in the Czech capital. The first day we arrived quite late in the evening, so there was no time left for any sightseeing. We did explore the hotel bar though… The next…

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Wenceslas Square

Wikipedia has a very good description of this square: Wenceslas Square is one of the main city squares and the centre of the business and cultural communities in the New Town of Prague, Czech Republic. Many historical events occurred there, and it is a traditional setting for demonstrations, celebrations, and other public gatherings. The square is named after Saint Wenceslas,…

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Inspired by music – Gustav Mahler: Working in Prague

Mahler discovered his musical talent at the age of four and was encouraged by his family to pursue music studies. He studied for some time in Vienna and afterwards worked as a conductor in various places all over Europe. One of these places was the Prague State Opera. It was founded in 1888 as the New German Theater and is…

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Inspired by movies – The Golem: A visit to the Jewish Quarter of Prague

The evening before The Viking and I visited Prague, I decided to have a look at our travel guide. We had agreed that The Viking would show me around in the city, but a little bit of extra research doesn’t hurt, does it? That’s how I discovered that there was some truth in this legend about the Golem of Prague.…

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Inspired by movies – The Golem: How He Came into the World

During my third year at university, I had the opportunity to follow some classes dedicated to the gothic novel. We were supposed to read the following books: The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole. To be honest, I didn’t like this one very much. Already at the first page, somebody gets killed. Way too early for me. Frankenstein; or, The…

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